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To Miss Know-It-Already

To Miss Know-It-Already

Dear December 31, 2017 Me, What can I say that you don’t already know? You are at the end of a year that I can only dream about. You have experienced events that I have no idea will end up on the calendar. They are secrets to me now as they should be. If 2015 Me had...
Yes, Mr. Dickens, it was the best

Yes, Mr. Dickens, it was the best

Charles Dickens made them famous, Erma Bombeck made them funny, and I made them a summary of my experience at the 2016 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop in Dayton, Ohio, March 31-April 2. I’m referring to six simple words Dickens wrote in 1859 with quill in hand to begin...
From me to me, listen up!

From me to me, listen up!

Journal Entry, March 5 I tap the Like icon on the Facebook post announcing that the final round of the essay contest I entered last month has begun. My stomach lurches as I consider that mine could be one of the lucky handful still remaining that the judge will read...
Why my Bombeck badge matters

Why my Bombeck badge matters

It is an honor to pin this beautiful blue badge on my blog. It arrived attached to an email announcing that one of my essays now lives on the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop website. To celebrate, I took the subject of that essay to dinner. My youngest daughter...